Workplace Safety Isn't Always Easy or Even Convenient - 03/19/2018

Safety E-QuickTips

U.S. Compliance Systems, Inc.

Monday, March 19, 2018

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Safety E-QuickTips is a weekly email designed to help Employers and Employees start their week with a short thought about safety in the workplace.

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Workplace Safety Isn't Always Easy or Even Convenient

You’re running late and the closest parking spot was 5 minutes away from the jobsite. When you walk onto the jobsite you realize that you’ve left your hard hat in your car. Although there are clearly struck by hazards, no one really enforces hard hats on the project, so . . .

You’re on the job and when you go to get an extension ladder to complete your work, all you can find is a 12’ step ladder.It isn’t quite tall enough, but if you use “This is Not a Step” it will work, so. . .

Your project is on a tight time schedule and you’ve run across a potential hazard that will require you to stop work while it is checked out, so. . .

What would you do?

If you said you would go back and get your hard had, find or wait until you had an extension ladder that would allow you to safely complete your job and you would shut the job down until it is clear that the hazard doesn’t exist - I commend you.

If you said, “What are the odds of me getting hit in the head? I’ll get my hard hat at lunch,” “I’ve stood on ‘This is Not a Step’ before without an incident” or “What are the odds that the potential hazard will cause an accident?” then I hope your luck doesn’t run out.

There’s no question that sometimes doing the right thing when it comes to workplace safety isn’t always easy or even convenient.

So it’s when situations like these come along that you really understand if safety is part of a company’s core values or not.

I hope if you are faced with a similar situation in the days to come you will stop and make the right choice no matter how difficult or inconvenient it might be – because someone’s life might depend on it.

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Thanks for Reading and Please - Work Safe This Week!

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U.S. Compliance Systems, Inc.
Phone: 1-888-475-5353
Fax: 1-888-925-5353
Website: www.uscompliancesystems.com
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If you have just received your first Safety E-QuickTip or just want to take a look at past issues, check out our Safety E-QuickTips Archive Page on our website.

If you know of someone or a company that might benefit from receiving Safety E-QuickTips, please take a moment to share this with them so they can sign-up today.

Thanks for Reading and Please - Work Safe This Week!

Contact Information

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

U.S. Compliance Systems, Inc.
Phone: 1-888-475-5353
Fax: 1-888-925-5353
Website: www.uscompliancesystems.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Receive Safety E-Quick Tips First Thing Monday Morning 4:30 EST

Quick Links...
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Customized Online Safety Programs
Online 1 Hour Safety Training
Workplace Safety Posters